FY18 Q3 - More Personal Computing Performance- Investor Relations - Microsoft

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Revenue increased $1.1 billion or 13%.

Windows revenue increased $359 million or 8%, driven by Windows Commercial and Windows OEM revenue growth. Windows Commercial revenue increased 21%, driven by an increased volume of multi-year agreements and the mix of products that carry higher in-quarter revenue recognition. Windows OEM revenue increased 4%. Windows OEM Pro revenue grew 11%, in line with a strengthening commercial PC market. Windows OEM non-Pro revenue declined 8%, below the consumer PC market, driven by a higher mix of lower priced licenses and continued pressure in the entry-level price category.

Gaming revenue increased $345 million or 18%, driven by Xbox software and services revenue growth of 24%, mainly from third-party title strength.

Surface revenue increased $263 million or 32% against a prior year comparable impacted by product end-of-life-cycle dynamics.

Search advertising revenue increased $185 million or 12%. Search advertising revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, increased 16%, driven by growth in Bing, primarily due to higher revenue per search and search volume.

Operating income increased $488 million or 24%, including a favorable foreign currency impact of 4%.

Gross margin increased $616 million or 13%, driven by growth in Windows and Surface. Gross margin percentage was relatively unchanged. Gross margin included a favorable foreign currency impact of 2%.

Operating expenses increased $128 million or 5%, driven by investments in Gaming, Search advertising, and AI engineering.

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FY18 Earnings Release Schedule

  • Q4-Thursday, July 19

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